It takes a team to walk with you along the way

We're trusted, proven professionals who care

At Ritchie Reiersen, we get it.

We understand that you need medical treatment as well as the money to cover your medical bills and lost wages — and you need them yesterday.

You can rely on our attorneys to help you get both.

Enlist our team and get the full recovery you deserve.

  • We have connections with trusted medical specialists in many different fields.
  • We’ll make sure you have access to quality medical treatment.
  • We will deal with the insurance companies so you don’t have to.
  • We will help you pursue all avenues for a maximum financial recovery.
  • Our firm has offices in Kennewick, Yakima, Auburn and Tacoma, Washington.

When you enlist our firm, you can trust that you will receive top-notch legal representation and a team of paralegals and specialists who will walk with you every step of the way.
Our testimonials often touch on the same thing: when you get us involved you can rest while we take care of everything. We have established relationships with excellent care providers. We have established authority with insurance companies who know we are working for our client’s recovery according to the full measure of our client’s rights.

Meet Our Attorneys

Brandon Ritchie

Brandon Ritchie

Brandon has devoted his entire legal career to personal injury, having personally represented over 1000 separate car accidents. He personally understands the frustrations and complications car accidents cause as his father was severely injured in an accident when Brandon was young….

Eric Reiersen

Eric Reiersen

Eric is an experienced lawyer who is dedicated to helping individuals and families through challenging times. His legal experience includes work in criminal law, workers compensation litigation, personal injury law, and immigration law. Eric speaks fluent Spanish….

Meet Our Attorneys & Managers

Adriana Frey

Auburn - Paralegal

Adriana loves getting to know her clients, as well as working alongside her teammates at the Auburn location. She loves exploring the outdoors with her newlywed husband.

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She has been a paralegal with Ritchie Reiersen for over a year and has enjoyed the challenges and accomplishments that have come along with it. Adriana and Eric love to spend their time golfing and hiking in the summer; snowboarding and snowmobiling in the winter and they are excited to soon start a family.

Stephen Brown

Immigration Attorney

Stephen (Steve) Brown has exclusively practiced immigration law throughout his legal career. He has experience in both the Seattle and Tacoma (detained) Immigration Courts, having successfully represented clients in their cases of asylum, torture protection, fraud waivers, adjustment of status, and extreme hardship.

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Steve lived along the U.S./Mexico border for two years where he became fluent in Spanish and was enveloped in the Hispanic culture. Steve also studied law in Guatemala and was a legal intern with a law firm in Guatemala. These experiences deepened his connection to the Hispanic and immigrant communities which allows him to better understand his clients as they navigate the long and complex immigration process. In addition to the Immigration Courts, Steve has successfully represented clients in family-based visa cases with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Seattle and Yakima, WA, and in U.S. Embassies throughout the world, including petitions, adjustment of status, naturalization, and medical waivers. Steve received his B.A. in Spanish from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT and his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law. Steve is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and has participated in El Centro De La Raza Free Legal Clinic and volunteered with Casa Latina in Seattle. Steve is currently contracted with the Consulate of Guatemala in Seattle to provide legal services for Guatemalan citizens throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, including consultations in the consulate office and community events throughout the Northwest. Recently, Steve was also contracted with the Salvadoran Consulate in Seattle to provide legal services and orientation to Salvadoran citizens throughout the Northwest.

Ricardo Razo

Immigration Manager

Richard Razo manages our immigration department. He brings close to a decade of extensive legal experience in immigration law. He is currently a second-year undergraduate student at Eastern Kentucky University, majoring in legal studies.

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As the son of immigrants, Richard understands the struggles that immigrants face when they come to America. For the past 10 years he has heard them from his clients, and has also seen them first hand when he witnessed his parents’ difficult exertions. He is passionate about immigration law and aspires to go to law school in the future. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Sara and two children, Rylan and Scarlett.

Steven Ritchie

Office Manager

Steven is one of our Office Managers. He began his career with Ritchie-Reiersen Law March of 2016 and currently oversees office finance, settlement distribution, overall operations and assists with the negotiation process.

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In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Angela and their 3 children, Emily, Julia & Joshua with a 4th on its way. He also enjoys spending time outdoors from working in his yard and garden to hunting and fishing. Among his many accomplishments he has completed his bachelor’s program in Business Management and served a 2-Year mission for his church in Brazil. He continues to speak Portuguese fluently and is learning to speak Spanish (very slowly).. His favorite part of his job is being able to assist clients and see their progress towards recovery as he and his team work to get them proper resolution for their injury claims.

Ben Goodey

Associate Attorney

Ben is the newest addition to our legal team.  Following graduation from Gonzaga University School of Law, he began and continues to pursue a Master of Laws (LL.M) in taxation at the University of Washington School of Law.

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His practice experience includes personal injury, premises liability, and criminal law with experience as both a defense and prosecuting attorney. Raised in the Tri-Cities, Ben graduated from Hanford High School.  He served a two-year mission in Donetsk, Ukraine, after which he finished the undergraduate study in New Mexico.  He is happy to be back in the Columbia Basin and enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, anything outdoors, and all things baseball. 

Dana Gailan

Associate Attorney

Dana was born and raised in Washington State.  After graduating from Aberdeen High School, he served a two-year mission in Santiago, the Dominican Republic where he learned Spanish.

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He has made the Yakima Valley home since 2010.  While attending Texas Tech School of Law, Dana worked as a judicial extern for Chief Justice Brian Quinn of the Seventh Court of Appeal in Texas, and a judicial clerk for the Honorable Ruben Reyes of the 72nd District Court of Texas.  In addition to being a licensed attorney, Dana is a registered nurse and has worked in the Emergency Department.  Outside of work, Dana enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelli, and their two children, Clark and Charlotte. 

Meet Our Paralegals & Assistants

Karla Reyes

Kennewick - Paralegal

An Oregon native, Karla is an essential part of our team as one of the lead paralegals. Karla is fluent in English & Spanish and has considerable knowledge, having worked in the insurance and customer service industry before joining the Ritchie Reiersen Injury Attorneys team.

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Karla takes pride and excels in her work due to her passion for helping others and believing even the little things make a difference. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling and enjoying nature and the outdoors, as well as all the adventures her puppy Bailey gets her into.

Maria Rivera

Kennewick - Paralegal

A Tri-City native, Maria is an essential part of our team as one of our lead paralegals. Maria is fluent in Spanish and has extensive experience, having worked in the insurance industry for a number of years prior to joining the Ritchie Reiersen Injury Attorneys team.

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Enjoying the fast-pace and new challenges of each day, Maria excels in her work due to her desire to work in her clients’ best interests. In her personal time, she enjoys completing home improvement projects, spending time with family, and traveling. Her five-year-old daughter is the center of her universe. She enjoys seeing her daughter play soccer and taking her to experience new things.

Maria Bautista

Kennewick - Legal Assistant

Originally from Georgia, Mari moved to the Tri-Cities five years ago. Mari graduated from Columbia Basin College in 2016 with her AA Degree and is currently attending Heritage University

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full time to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in social work. Mari has been at our Kennewick office since September 2016. She is fluent in Spanish and in English and has years of experience with customer service. One of the many reasons that Mari loves her job is because she gets the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. She knows the importance of being the first point in contact and feels a good attitude can change anyone’s day. Outside of work she enjoys family time, road trips with friends and working out.

Pamela Garza

Kennewick - Paralegal

Pam a tri-city native has been with Ritchie Reiersen Law since June of 2016. She has an extensive background in customer service having worked for a top 500 company before joining our Kennewick office.

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Pam is extremely passionate about helping her clients get the treatment they deserve even when they don’t have the resources available. In her time, away from the office Pam enjoys spending time with her family that includes her husband Jay and 3 kids Ariana, Cassandra and Jacob and their dog Dez. She also enjoys a good book occasionally.

Valerie Westmoreland

Kennewick - Legal Assistant

Valorie is newer to the Tri-Cities, moving here in 2013 from Oregon. She is a native of Colorado and for the last 13 years has enjoyed the adventures of moving every few years.

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Tri-Cities will be home for a while due to its moderate weather and affordable living. She has 6+ years of customer service in finance and has a passion for thinking outside the box and getting creative to serve people’s needs. She was excited to join the team after working with Brandon over the last few years and seeing his excitement, dedication, and genuine care for every client. In her free time, she enjoys quiet time at home, reading, sewing, home projects and spending time with her husband of 23 years Jason, and 3 awesome kids Jason Jr., Madison, and Thomas.

Anna Diaz

Kennewick - Paralegal

Our Kennewick office is proud to have Anna as a member of our paralegal team. A veteran of over 12 years’ experience as a Title Specialist, her focus is working with insurance companies

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for property damage and total loss vehicle claims. Anna is passionate to resolve and help people involved in auto accidents, it is evident in her effort and eagerness to help clients. When asked about the best part of her job, Anna responded, “I work for an Attorney who has a big heart and truly cares for others”.Her love of family brought this mother of four home to the Tri-Cities in 2014. Anna’s free time is spent with family and friends.

Doris Guzman

Kennewick - Legal Assistant

Doris is a Tri-Cities native who just moved back from Portland, Oregon. Doris attended Portland State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Community Health Education and a minor in Business Administration.

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On her free time, she likes to go hiking, biking, and traveling as well as the outdoors where she can enjoy nature. Doris enjoys helping people and loves working for a company that values their employees and produces great service.

Saray Aburto

Yakima - Paralegal

Saray is the newest addition to the Yakima Office. There she meets with clients, helps alleviate the stresses that come with dealing with insurance companies, and provides assistance through the case.

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Saray is fluent in English & Spanish and is committed to providing quality legal assistance. She graduated from Yakima Valley College with her Associates in Legal Assisting. On her time off she enjoys hiking, visiting new places, and spending time with friends and family.

Ana Sanchez

Yakima - Paralegal

Ana is our trusted paralegal heading the Yakima office. There, she meets with prospective clients helping them create a roadmap to recovery from their injuries.

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With prior experience as an insurance agent, she helps clients avoid the pitfalls and aggravations of working with insurance companies. This experience allows Ana to be a resource and advocate to our clients as she helps to alleviate the stresses most injured individuals face. Ana loves her job because helping people is what she takes pride in. On her time off she enjoys spending every minute of her free time with her family.

Stormie Redden

Tacoma - Paralegal

Stormie has been in the service industry for ten years which has helped her grow into a passionate and understanding individual. She has an Associates degree in Paralegal Studies from Tacoma Community College, with honors from Phi Theta Kappa.

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With her degree in hand, Stormie hope to apply her customer service expertise and education to help those in their time of need.She has two beautiful children who are both active in school and sports. Stormie’s six year old daughter is currently in soccer and her 13 year old son recently won his first baseball championship and will be class president this school year. She has a loving fiancee who is her best friend and who she plans on marrying next August. Stormie enjoys reading, football and any extra activity that involves being on the water.

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